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Skipper scoops Lumbers Player of the Month

Club captain Tom Youngs has been selected as the latest Lumbers Player of the Month after a poll of Leicester Tigers supporters.

Youngs, who started all four of the most recent rounds of league action after returning from a long-term injury against Saracens in February, topped the voting on the Lumbers website ahead of Sam Aspland-Robinson and Will Spencer. The winner was announced at half-time in Saturday’s Gallagher Premiership match against Exeter.

The hooker’s performances in the Round 14 to 17 fixtures away to Worcester and Sale as well as home clashes with Wasps and Northampton saw him beat his two club mates to the award, and he now joins Harry Wells, David Denton, Georges Ford and Worth, Jonah Holmes and Ben White in picking up the award this season.

He’s done more than ‘just’ anchor the scrum and lineout in recent weeks too, taking two turnovers at Sixways and making metres with carries in all four matches as well as a try against Saints at Welford Road at the end of March.

Supported by High Street jewellers Lumbers and voted for by Tigers supporters, the monthly award recognises the contributions of individual players to the team throughout the campaign.

Each month, fans will be asked to pick their top performer from a shortlist of three players nominated by the Tigers coaching staff. The player with the most votes on the Lumbers website will win the award, which will be presented on the Welford Road pitch during half-time of a first-team fixture.